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“Mr. Sandman” by The Chordettes

 

Mr. Sandman – The Chordettes

Mr. Sandman” was recorded and released by The Chordettes rising to the top of the charts almost immediately “staying at #1 for an amazing seven weeks in 1954 and launching their career.” (SongFacts)

According to The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the quartet was originally from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, being comprised of Dorothy Schwartz, Jinny Lockard, Carol Buschman, and Janet Ertel. Who used their voices to create this melody that we know and love today. (The Vocal Group Hall of Fame)

Besides the pop track “Mr. Sandman”, “They also had other hits such as “Lollipop” (#2 on the pop charts), “Just Between You and Me” (at #8) and “Born to Be with You” (at #5), among others.” (MentalItch-History of the Chordettes) The vocal group was inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001, almost five decades after their popular songs were released.(The Vocal Group Hall of Fame) This chart topper is still heard in movies and shows 60 years later, including Deadpool, House, Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Doctor Who. (IMDb) Thus making a staple whenever it is played for generations to come.

 

Sources:

Admin. “History of the Chordettes.” Mental Itch, Mental Itch, 11 Sept. 2018,  https://mentalitch.com/history-of-the-chordettes/ Retrieved October 30, 2018.

“Mr. Sandman.” Songfacts, www.songfacts.com/facts/the-chordettes/mr-sandman. Retrieved October 30, 2018.

“The Chordettes.” IMDb, IMDb.com, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1309614/ Retrieved October 30, 2018.

Warner, Jay. “The Chordettes.” The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, http://vocalgroup.org/inductees/the-chordettes/  Retrieved October 30, 2018.

 

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